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Courting Casualties, Ep.9: A Brief History of Grave Robbing

Before being a doctor or surgeon was a respected trade, the need for cadavers for study created The Resurrection Men.


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Courting Casualties is produced by me, Meghan Harker. 143 more words


Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Film review of the horror movie about a scientist who creates a man from the remains of dead people, adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley and starring James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe and Jessica Brown Findlay. 716 more words


Moan McVulpine: Keir Hardie would back Labour if he were alive today

MOAN does her body snatching best to steal the mantle of social justice and moral superiority from the festering corpse of Scottish Labour.

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5th January 1824. Crimes Most Foul.

The biggest problem as medical science developed, was the shortage of cadavers for surgeons to work on, as we read when Benjamin Allen and Bob Sawyer in Dickens’ Pickwick Papers discuss their acquisitions, to the disgust of others at Dingley Dell.(1) 590 more words


CJ Takes A Reader's Request

CJ has been asked to address an issue, by a follower, Ted,  over at Twitter. She decided to tackle this most interesting request, as gently as she could, so as not to send people away in a cold panic. 291 more words

Thought For Today

Body Snatching for Scientific Experiments.

Body snatching is the secret digging up of corpses from graveyards. A common purpose of body snatching, especially in the 19th century, was to sell the corpses for dissection or anatomy lectures in medical schools. 48 more words

A Grave Matter: Legislating Dissection

It’s 1855 in Cleveland, Ohio and you need a surgeon. There were quite a few local options including the physicians out of the Cleveland Medical College and the Western Homeopathic College of Cleveland. 886 more words

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